The expectation versus the reality of having children is wildly different. Every stage is a challenge and nothing at all like you imagined. Above all, it’s harder than you ever expected. There are so many parts of motherhood that just plain suck, and it’s ok to hate them.… Read More Dear Struggling Mom, It’s OK to Hate This
Every night, day after day, on school days, holidays, sick days, and every day in between, we put our kids to bed. No matter what kind of day we’ve had, how tired we are, or how depleted we feel, there’s no avoiding the bedtime routine. So, whether we’re sneezing, coughing, or fevering, whether we’re worried,… Read More Climbing the Bedtime Mountain
Kairos is God’s time. It’s time outside of time. It’s metaphysical time. Kairos is those magical moments in which time stands still. I have a few of those moments each day, and I cherish them. – Glennon Melton, Momastery This idea of taking a pause to really see the beauty around you is from this… Read More Taking Time To Pause
“Ugh. I just can’t wait until we are past this stage.” These are the words that my husband and I have been muttering quite a bit lately. Especially when our youngest wakes up in the middle of the night, crying until we cave in (which I’ll admit, doesn’t take long) and bring her into bed with us. Or when our four-year… Read More What’s The Rush?
The past several weeks have been an interesting challenge for our family. My husband has needed to work overtime nearly every day for the past 3 weeks, even going in on weekends. I give the man a lot of credit; those 12-14 hour days can really wear on you, especially so many in one stretch.… Read More Survival Mode